Pebble-leather



[peb-uh l] /ˈpɛb əl/

noun
1.
a small, rounded stone, especially one worn smooth by the action of water.
2.
Also called pebble leather. leather that has been given a granulated surface.
3.
any granulated or crinkled surface, especially of a textile.
4.
a transparent colorless rock crystal used for the lenses of eyeglasses.
5.
a lens made from this crystal.
verb (used with object), pebbled, pebbling.
6.
to prepare (leather) so as to have a granulated surface.
7.
to pelt with or as with pebbles.
/ˈpɛbəl/
noun
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3.
(modifier) (informal) (of a lens or of spectacles) thick, with a high degree of magnification or distortion
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5.
(informal, mainly Austral) a troublesome or obstinate person or animal
verb (transitive)
6.
to pave, cover, or pelt with pebbles
7.
to impart a grainy surface to (leather)
n.

small, smooth stone, late 13c., from Old English papolstan “pebblestone,” of unknown origin. Perhaps imitative. Some sources compare Latin papula “pustule, pimple, swelling.”
pebble
(pěb’əl)
A rock fragment larger than a granule and smaller than a cobble. Pebbles have a diameter between 4 and 64 mm (0.16 and 2.56 inches) and are often rounded.
see: not the only fish in the sea (pebble on the beach)

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